Berkeley Research in the News

January 19, 2017
Russell Vance and Sarah Stanley
Doctors have had great success using vaccines to boost the immune system to fight infectious diseases like smallpox and measles, but only recently have immune system boosters been tried against cancer.
January 19, 2017
blinking eye
Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light?
January 18, 2017
graduate
A new upward mobility report card for U.S. colleges and universities reveals high rankings for California schools, from community colleges to the University of California, including UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 235 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

2015-2016 research funding  by sponsor in millions2015/16 Research
Funding by Sponsor
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.